As we approach the month of Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to spread the love to your industrial air compressor as well as your family and friends. Just like you and I – your industrial air compressor needs constant TLC to run smoothly in order to be the most effective. While it can be easy to overlook the maintenance and care that is required, there’s no better time than the month of love to give your air compressor the TLC that it deserves.
Best Practices for Industrial Air Compressor TLC
Turn Off Air Compressors When They Aren’t Needed
Industrial air compressors run for 40 – 60% of every week. When running for long periods, air compressors aren’t always able to reach maximum efficiency. We all need a little break sometimes in order to produce the best results. This includes your industrial air compressor! Turn off air compressors overnight and on weekends to maximize efficiency.
Invest In A System Controller
Good system controllers manage airflow, pressure, and quality to keep things running smoothly. System controllers also sense problems within the compressor before human eyes may be able to. This ability will ensure that problems are getting dealt with before they get out of hand. This ensures your industrial air compressor is running happily, without issue.
Call in a professional to make sure your air compressor isn’t overcompensating or incorrectly installed. Air compressors are huge pieces of machinery that run in very specialized ways which can easily be messed up without proper knowledge. Professional evaluators are your best bet for making sure your air compressor is properly installed and running at full performance.
When air compressors aren’t cleaned properly, residue and dust particles create airflow restrictions. This stops the machinery from being able to do its job properly. When left untreated, significant pressure drops can occur in the system which creates even more problems. Knowing how to clean an air compressor and keeping up with it is a vital process.
Utilize New Technology
The world of air compressors is constantly updating. New technologies are always on the horizon that lead to a hands-off approach in maintenance. Stay up to date on air compressor news to see if there are any new maintenance strategies or technology that you use. Some of the newest preventative maintenance developments include lubrication and oil analysis, condition monitoring, and OEM parts.
Wanting to give your air compressor even more care this month? Check out our blog, Caring for an Industrial Air Compressor in the New Year, for even more tips and tricks on industrial air compressor TLC!
This article was based on information provided by the Compressed Air and Gas Institute – see CAGI for more details.